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Tennis Weekly

Brought together by their unified passion for tennis and ability to not take each other too seriously, Joel Girling and Kim Mackenzie are here every Monday to give their verdict on the biggest stories from everyone’s favourite fuzzy yellow ball sport. From the sublime to the ridiculous (with the odd bit of trivia thrown in), Tennis Weekly serves an all-court mix of ATP/WTA tour catch-ups, Grand Slam round-by-round coverage and special guests in conversation, to be your definitive tennis companion for the 2022 season. So whether you’re a casual baller or a full time diehard, it’s time to pick up your headphones and have a listen to our racket. Ready? Play! Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Ready for the Big Apple: US Open 2019 draw preview; Serena-Sharapova, Big 3 routes to final; Dark horses + potential upsets; R1 must-see matches; British hopes; Champions predictions; Murray in Mallorca

In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, your tennis catch-up podcast, Joel and Kim review the draws for the US Open 2019.They look at the paths of the top seeds; potential dark horses, British hopes and blockbuster matches.They're also joined by Lee from @tennisontelly who brings us up to date with Amazon Prime broadcasting and where you can watch the US Open in the UK, in Europe and in the United States! Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

57mins

22 Aug 2019

Rank #1

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Federer v Nadal: The Greatest Tale in Tennis

In the latest episode of The Passing Shot presents... Extra Slice, we take a look back on the historic tennis rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in conversation with the host of the Sports Wars podcast, Dan Rubenstein, who has researched and documented their rivalry from the very beginning.We start in Miami 2004 at their first meeting and travel through subsequent match-ups on the red clay of Roland Garros and the green lawns of Wimbledon; including THAT final in 2008.Check out the Sports Wars website or search 'Sports Wars' on iTunes to listen to all episodes about the rivalry in their Federer v Nadal series as well as other famous sporting rivalries. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

57mins

7 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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The US Open Round 3 catch-up: Medvedev's crowd control; Federer's scheduling annoyance; Djokovic's shoulder mystery; Gauff-Osaka; Round 4 preview inc. Konta-Pliskova

In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, your tennis catch-up podcast, Joel and Kim discuss the action from Round 3 of the US Open.They debate the aggro caused by Medvedev's post match interview, Dan Evans' scheduling remarks and Djokovic's shoulder mystery.They also look ahead to Gauff vs Osaka and the Round 4 lineups in Flushing Meadow so far including Johanna Konta vs Karolina Pliskova. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

28mins

31 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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The Passing Shot 2019 'Second half of season' quiz-a-long part 1: 20 questions to test your knowledge on the tennis world post-Wimbledon!

In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, Joel and Kim test their knowledge of the last half of the 2019 season.From US Open to Fed Cup; and many tournaments in between, they quiz each other on the winners, losers and record breakers of the past few months.Play along and see how you fare in the ultimate tennis quiz!Make a note of your answers or print out an answer sheet here: The Passing Shot ‘Second half of season’ quiz Answer Sheet __________________________Take part in our Passing Shot 2019 survey and tell us your thoughts on the show. All anonymous and takes 10-15 minutes. Link: https://t.co/qzleozos53?amp=1 Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

39mins

1 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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The ‘2019 French Open’ tennis look-forward featuring the Men’s and Women’s draw reactions, British chances, tournament predictions, updates on latest round of ATP and WTA events and more!

In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, your tennis catch-up podcast, Joel & Kim digest the men's and women's draws for Roland Garros 2019. They discuss the contenders for this year's titles; debate whether a Djokovic-Nadal final is a foregone conclusion or not; look at the chances of British players and eventually make potentially terrible predictions! They also hear from Lee from @tennisontelly who gives them the fan-eye view on his visit to the Geneva Open. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

51mins

23 May 2019

Rank #5

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Creme of the crop rises to the top: Brilliant Barty captures WTA Finals title; 2019 WTA season highlights; Djokovic defeats Shapovalov in Paris; Fed Cup final preview + predictions; Roger Federer pulls out of ATP Cup

In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, your tennis catch-up podcast, Joel and Kim roundup the WTA Finals in Shenzhen and the ATP Paris Masters.They reflect on Barty's brilliant year, their top moments from the WTA season and look ahead to the Fed Cup Final.They also discuss Djokovic's victory, Shapovalov's final run and Rafa's withdrawal with a look at what this means for the ATP Tour Finals and year end World No. 1 ranking.  Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

44mins

3 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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The Passing Shot presents... Extra Slice | A guide to doing the Career Fan Slam with special guest Liz Curran; fan tips for each major

Travelling to any of the Grand Slams this upcoming season? We chat to someone whose been there and done them all with 2012 'Career Fan Slammer' Liz Curran and get her tips on how to get the best fan experience out of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open! Accommodation, ticketing, food, clothing... all major points discussed with Joel & Kim!  Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

53mins

27 Dec 2018

Rank #7

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The AO Catch-Up show with Joel & Kim: Djokovic topples Thiem for slam 17, Kenin upsets Muguruza for maiden title and Joe Salisbury becomes men’s doubles champion for the first time.

In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, for fans, Joel and Kim roundup all the finals action from the Australian Open. They discuss Sofia Kenin’s maiden slam win over a resurgent Garbiñe Muguruza, Novak Djokovic's historic win against Dominc Thiem, and Britain’s Joe Salisbury claiming the Men’s Doubles crown and rising to a career high #4 ranking. Their results roundup also includes further British success in the men’s and women’s wheelchair doubles, with Jordanne Whiley, Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewitt taking titles home; as well as Aussie Dylan Alcott extending his dominance in the Quad event with a 6th straight championship. **Apologies for Joel, he has been feeling under the weather over the weekend and has a very croaky voice as a result!** Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

41mins

2 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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Wimbledon Day #12 and Day #13 catch-up: Sensational Simona; Djokovic claims 5th title; Cabal and Farah capture men's doubles in epic; Ladies doubles switch debate; Juniors + wheelchair round-up

In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, your tennis catch-up podcast, Joel and Kim look back on a weekend of finals at Wimbledon 2019.They discuss the thrilling 5 set final between Djokovic and Federer; and reflect on the greatest hour of Simon Halep's career when she won her first Wimbledon title.They also round-up the doubles, junior, wheelchair and quad champions before closing the door on the All England Lawn Tennis Club for another year. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

42mins

14 Jul 2019

Rank #9

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Hip hip hooray: Murray's dream comeback; Lopez the King of Queen's; Barty crowned world no. 1 in Birmingham; Federer's 102nd title in Halle, Wimbledon Wildcards debate, Mixed Doubles rejection and more!

In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, your tennis catch-up podcast, Joel and Kim revel in the dream week that was Queens 2019 for Feliciano Lopez and Andy Murray. They also digest Roger Federer's 102nd tour title and Ash Barty's meteoric rise to become the new World No.1. Elsewhere, they debate Wimbledon Wildcards; Mixed Doubles Partners for Andy Murray and hear from superfan Zainab and Kim's Dad for the 'Fan-eye' both at Queen's and Eastbourne qualifying!Kim also tries to take revenge and stump Joel with this week's "Mysterious Player". How did you all get along? Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 4mins

24 Jun 2019

Rank #10

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The Paris Masters + Singapore Finals tennis catch-up featuring a look-forward to the World Tour Finals and Next Gen., Brits entering a doubles golden age?

In this special episode of The Passing Shot where Kim joins us live on her travels from Bali, we take stock on the recent Paris Masters and WTA Singapore Finals. Elsewhere, we discuss the rise and rise of GB doubles in the men's game, look forward to the upcoming World Tour Finals in London as well as this week’s Next Gen ATP Finals event in Milan.   Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

46mins

6 Nov 2018

Rank #11

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The Passing Shot Awards 2018

It's the end of the season and that can only mean one thing - time for the inaugural Passing Shot Awards with your hosts Joel and Kim! We take the time to look back and reflect on the ATP and WTA tours that have come and gone by handing out our figurative set of the most sought after awards in tennis (probably). This year's categories include: best player, best matches, most controversial moment, best British performances and more! Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

50mins

14 Dec 2018

Rank #12

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The Laver Cup tennis catch-up featuring Europe reigns, Davis Cup latest results, is Pique ruining tennis?

In this episode, we look back and talk about what went down at the Laver Cup in Chicago and roundup the latest round of Davis Cup results including GB vs Uzbekistan. We also get up to speed with all that’s happened on the ATP and WTA circuit post-US Open and the latest social media hearsay in Gossip Alley including Gerard Piquet’s latest big idea - the Majesty Cup! Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

46mins

26 Sep 2018

Rank #13

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The 'French Open Week One' tennis catch-up featuring WTA teenagers surge, Big 3 efficiently through, Konta's hotstreak, R16 preview + second week predictions and more! ...

In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, your tennis catch-up podcast, Joel and Kim reflect on the first week's play at Roland Garros 2019. They discuss the rise of the WTA teenagers, Jo Konta's impressive run to the quarter-finals and Naomi Osaka's slam streak ending with the Doubles No. 1 beating the Singles No. 1! They also look at the Big 3 sailing through the draw on the men's side and why Serbians and (French) Wildcards have made history this tournament! We also have another 'fan-eye' perspective to give us the low down on what the tournament is like in person with the brand new Court Simmone-Mathieu. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 1min

2 Jun 2019

Rank #14

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The World Tour Finals and Next Gen. Finals tennis catch-up featuring Zverev the master, ATP Cup launch, Who will be in the Top 10 in 2022?

In this episode, we discuss in depth the results and fallout from the World Tour Finals in London and Next Gen. Finals in Milan. Elsewhere, The Passing Shot looks into the tennis crystal ball and debates who will be featuring in the top 10 in 2022. And in The Wildcard, we wonder if there are too many team tennis events with the announcement of the ATP Cup. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

39mins

21 Nov 2018

Rank #15

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The 2020 preview show: ATP and WTA seasons set to begin, what can we expect from Andy Murray and will the Big 3 monopoly finally be broken?

In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, Joel and Kim look ahead to the 2020 tennis season!They preview the inaugural ATP Cup, discuss the possible movers and shakers of the coming year and preview what could be in-store for British Tennis in 2020. They also make their (probably!) terrible predictions on who will scoop the Slams, Olympics and Year End No.1 rankings. Do you agree with their forecast? Who and what are your predictions for the season? Let us know! Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

45mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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The Passing Shot presents... Extra Slice | Player Pronunciations: A semi-definitive guide to some of the hardest names to say on the ATP and WTA circuit

In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, your tennis catch-up podcast, Joel & Kim address the number 1 source of feedback for the pod so far: player pronunciations! Listen, as we (attempt to) provide the definitively right - and wrong - ways of saying the names of tennis pros that we have been called out on in the season so far. Find out how you should actually say Marin Cilic, Elina Svitolina and Denis Shapovalov to name but a few! Warning: May contain the mispronunciation of players on the ATP and WTA circuit that some listeners may find offensive... Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

24mins

12 Mar 2019

Rank #17

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The Catch-Up show with Joel & Kim: Gallivanting about the globe including Djokovic + Halep triumph in Dubai, Nadal canters to Acapulco trophy and Kim Clijsters back on a tennis court.

In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, for fans, Joel and Kim roundup all the action from the past fortnight on the WTA and ATP tours.Joel and Kim discuss Djokovic and Nadal continuing their winning form with titles in Dubai and Acapulco; and a flurry of new young names emerging on the Golden Swing. Halep and Sabalenka claim titles on the WTA circuit as well as Britain's Heather Watson back to winning ways in Mexico.From Sharapova's retirement to Federer's surgery, Joel and Kim also discuss the latest off court news and test listeners' with a tricky Mysterious Player! Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

48mins

2 Mar 2020

Rank #18

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The 'Doha to Dubai, Rotterdam to Rio' tennis catch-up featuring Evans in Del Ray; ITF World Tennis Tour debate; Osaka/Bajin split; Isner-Opelka servathon

In this episode of The Passing Shot, your tennis catch-up podcast, Joel & Kim look back on what has been a jam-packed last couple of weeks in the tennis season. On the WTA side, we discuss all the major events going on at the back-to-back Premiers in Doha and Dubai whilst on the ATP circuit we cover the 500s in Rotterdam and Rio as well as all the 250s in Europe and South America. Elsewhere, we have a look at what's been a very productive week for Dan Evans in Del Ray whilst we get our heads around the surprise split between Naomi Osaka and her coach Sascha Bajin, the current debate surrounding the newly reformed ITF World Tennis Tour and what records were broken at the New York Open (clue: it involves serving and John Isner). Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

50mins

26 Feb 2019

Rank #19

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The AO Catch-Up show with Joel & Kim: Federer 7MP heroics, Barty and Djokovic march on and looking forward to Halep-Muguruza, Wawrinka-Zverev, Nadal-Thiem.

In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, for fans, Joel and Kim round-up the last few days play at the Australian Open and look ahead to the remaining QFs and SFs.They debate how much of a chance Federer actually has against Djokovic after his marathon miracle matches and whether Zverev can break into new territory at a Slam for the first time.They also predict that the winner of the Women's title will come from a former Slam champion with Barty making the final, and a Halep-Muguruza semi on the cards. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

42mins

28 Jan 2020

Rank #20